I am always drawn to the story, and I think that life's greatest stories are the ones that are developed through the birth of our children. The expectation during pregnancy of holding and meeting your new child is just so palpable and beautiful, and although you think you are ready to meet your baby, there really is no preparation for just how big your heart can grow. Those first moments, days, and weeks with your baby come and go so quickly, and these are the moments that have my heart. I remember holding my own children in my arms, and thinking that there is no greater love this side of heaven, my passion is in documenting that for families.
Maternity sessions are either lifestyle (photographed in your own home), or at an outdoor location in one of the many beautiful locations surrounding the Las Vegas valley. In-home sessions focus on details in your home such as your newborn nursery, your own personal style, and your connection with each other, then intention is to document your lives just as they are right now. Trust me, you will want to remember it! Outdoor sessions also focus on connection and the beauty in which we live, they are typically photographed and filmed late in the day to utilize sunset light.
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When you book a birth session with me, I will be on call for your delivery from your 37th-42nd week gestation and will arrive at your birth space when you are in active labor (usually about 5-6cms), and will stay through delivery, and 1-2 hours following the birth of your child to document those first moments. There is beauty in every type of delivery and each is unique and special in their own way. As a labor and delivery nurse for the past 18 years, I have attended thousands of deliveries and have come to discover that they are each unique and special. After all these years there are many that still bring me to tears and remind me just how blessed I am to be a part of such an intimate part of family's lives.
Birth sessions can either be photographed in still images, or birth story in motion where I can focus on capturing your birth as it unfolds; those first cries, those words of encouragement, and the emotions just as they are. I believe there is no greater storytelling medium than video.
Both types of birth sessions come with beautifully hand edited images that you will be proud to share, hold, and cherish for years to come, as well as beautifully designed heirloom albums of your favorite images. Please review my pricing options to see which is the best fit for your family.
Fresh 48 sessions are a great way to document those first days with your newborn. Those first days are so incredibly tender, life-changing, and tend to be a blur as we get caught up in feedings, diaper changes, and all things newborn, but they are so incredible and worth documenting. I have described my first days with my own children as the first chapter in a beautiful love story. You are just getting to know each other, and just want to soak up every single little feature, and cling to all of those precious little smells and sounds. These sessions are typically shot within the first 24 to 48 hours of your newborn's birth. When you book a Fresh 48 session with me, I will be on call for you from 37-42 weeks gestation, which means that I book a very select number of sessions a month, so booking in advance is recommended. These are great sessions to document siblings meeting their new brother or sister, first feedings, and connections between you and your newborn. Immediate family is included. I also offer video storytelling sessions for Fresh 48 sessions as well. Be sure to check out my pricing page to see which options work best for you and your family.
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Oh boy does the story have my heart, and for this reason I have moved away from studio into in-home newborn sessions. I truly believe that stories are best told in your own environments, where you live day to day, where you feel comfortable, and where you love on each other. These types of session use your favorite rooms, your newborn's nursery, your bedroom, or any room that holds sentimental value to you. It is such a great option for families with children. It is often so hard for them to feel comfortable in a strange environment and then to ask them to pose, often feels unnatural to them, but put them in their home environment and give them the space to be themselves, and what you see unfold are connections, personality, and each family's unique personality. The story happens. My newborn session are offered both in still only images or still images plus video, check out my pricing page to see which option works best for you and your family.
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